No License Required This Weekend
Both residents and nonresidents in Florida can fish in public fresh waters across the state without a license during the weekend of April 3 and 4. All other fishing rules apply.
The Florida Legislature and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission designated the first full weekend in April each year to be Florida�s Free Freshwater Fishing Weekend. This year, that falls on Easter weekend.
Research conducted in 2009 by the Outdoor Foundation emphasized that recreational fishing is the number-one gateway activity that leads participants to increase their overall involvement in outdoor activities.
So this weekend is your chance to get outdoors and go fishing right here in the �Fishing Capital of the World,� where virtually everyone is within 45 minutes of a freshwater fishing opportunity. The weather predictions are looking good, it is just after a full moon and spring stimulates fish to congregate in shallow waters. The fishing should be great. So, Get Outdoors Florida! and burn off some of those chocolate-bunny calories with a free fishing adventure.